RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Tidal Series.
A favorite morning stop of ours since we moved into the neighborhood a few years ago is Rook Coffee Roasters of Monmouth County; conveniently located just around the corner from the brewery. They roast and brew their coffees with the same dedication to quality and craftsmanship that we focus on here at Kane. We couldn’t think of a better group of like minded people to work with on a collaborative project. The result is Morning Bell, our imperial milk porter brewed with their dark roast Sumatra coffee. We added a healthy amount of milk sugar to an already complex, dark malt bill to sweeten and balance the bold flavors and roasty bitterness of the coffee. The result of this collaboration is a full bodied porter with big bold flavors and remarkable smoothness.

Style: Imperial Milk Coffee Porter
Malt: Marris Otter, Munich, Roasted Barley, Medium Crystal & Chocolate
Sugars: Lactose
Hops: Magnum
Yeast: American
ABV: 9.2%
IBU: 26
SRM: 39

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madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Senior Bois. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mellow dark malts, trace of coffee. There is a dominant flavour on the back end which is burned milk and it’s pretty unpleasant. Finishes semi dry. Seems to be just me that doesn’t like this but that burned milk flavour is making me want to spit this out - bleeurgh!

Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours black with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds some coffee, tangy berries, earth and wood. Medium sweet flavor with hints of rubber, burnt caramel, chocolate, tangy dark fruits. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, a little sticky, with dark malts, old wood, leather. Interesting.

Theydon_Bois (20616) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle split at CBC Clerko from an IP trade with JTClockwork, 06/01/15. Light black with a decent tan covering that holds up well. Nose is earthy roast, lactic notes, dark fruit rinds, chocolate, coffee, dark red berry. Taste comprises more lactic strokes, brown sugar, light coffee, earthy, charr, dark fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy cocoa and charr in the close. Ok, just ... Ok.

jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of decadent coffee, chocolate milk, roast coffee, milk sugar, cappuccino chips and light vanilla. Medium body. So decadent and smooth. Great beer.

Benzai (16682) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Opaque black color, average sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, lightly vegetal, a hint of vanilla. Taste malts, slightly coffee, again a bit vegetal, lightly vanilla, slightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not my kind of beer.

Scopey (15687) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet coffee, lactose, vanilla and coffee cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, sweet, earthy roast, toast, creamy, wood, light alcohol, coffee cake, toffee and light char with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, nice balance and rather quaffable. Not a whole lot to it, but rather tasty.

djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, dark chocolate. Thick mouth, bitter roast, cream, sugary malt, lingering bitterness, very nice.

Dogbrick (13759) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Jet black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with a roasted coffee character and notes of charred malt and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Thanks to Colin. Aroma is earthy coffee bean, milky choc, praline and spicy pepper. Dark brown coloured viscous pour with loose halo of tan head. Flavour is milky, stale nutty praline, little choc. Little musty note. Palayr is semi sweet, milky, light tart, moderate carbonation. Interesting.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, and chocolate.

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